We'll celebrate the 1st Sunday of Advent in the Chapel at 10:00 am. with "Christmas Jazz" this week. Tom will preach "Ricky Bobby and the Divine Identity Crisis." Christmas pageant practice will be held at Glen Rowan, and we'll have Little Angels for newborn through pre-school from 9 - 11 a.m. in Reid Hall. We hope to see you (and bring a few pals!)
Bring unwrapped gifts to church this Su nday or to the church office before Monday, Dec. 4 @ 10:00 am for the Beacon Place Christmas Boutique!
Click HERE & go to "Christmas for Others" for more information!
Give a Buffalo Bicycle to someone you love who doesn't need more stuff! Click HERE for more info!
Bike donations matched 1:1 through the Christmas season!
Children's Christmas Pageant
This year's Children's Christmas Pageant will be held December 17 at our 10:00 am service. It is not too late to sign up! Practice on Dec. 3 @ Glen Rowan during the service, Sat. Dec. 16 at the chapel from 11 - noon, and the Pageant, "Come To The Manger" is on the17th. Sign up Sunday @ church or HERE
Coming in January to Gorton -
Telluride's "MOUNTAINFILM"
Last year's sold out event at Gorton was spectacular! The Community Church is helping sponsor this event; you do not want to miss it! Here's more information: MOUNTAINFILM
December MSG Meeting 12/4 @ the Hender's - RSVP TODAY!
The December Middle School Group for students 5 - 8 will be at the Henders, 295 Vine in LF from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Tom and Zach will lead and we'll have a very special guest - Dave Krakowski of the High School work trip fame - speaking on "The Successful Life." It's going to be really interesting! Please RSVP ASAP to Terry.
Annual Fund 2018 Update
The Annual Fund 2018 will remain open for pledges and donations through Dec. 31. 2018. As of November 30, 111 families have given $350,000 toward our goal of $430,000 . Please help! Easiest way to make a pledge is to reply email to this newsletter - email Tom
annual fund
Community Church to Lead
"Longest Night Service" @ Gorton Community Center
The holidays can be a difficult time - when we find ourselves in need of reassurance & comfort. This year in partnership with Lydia Backer, MSW, we'll offer the "Longest Night Service" on the shortest day of the year - Dec. 21 - @ 7:00 p.m. at Gorton. Stay tuned up detail on what promises to be a powerful service.
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High School Group
Feed My Starving Children  
6:00 pm-7:30 pm December 11th (Monday)

Hello Community Church HSG, 

This holiday season the C ommunity Church high school group  is volunteering at Feed My Starving Children, an organization that helps feed children who live in places and circumstances where food scarcity is great and starvation is possible. At the FMSC event we will help fill bags with food and learn more about how our volunteering for one evening (a relatively short amount of time) helps keep hungry children's bellies full and bodies nourished. 

We will stop for dinner at Silo on our return. Please RSVP (you are welcome to bring a friend) Zach. Chaperones are also needed. Meet at the church office at 5:30 pm 12/11/17 (117 Scranton - downtown Lake Bluff) 

If you are driving or willing to drive, please let me know. If you are planning to go but need a ride, let me know. We will arrange drivers and riders. 
If you need to, or prefer to go directly to FMSC at 6 pm, that is fine, just let me know so that all persons needing a ride have one. 

FMSC address
742 E Park Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048

Come and feed,